Ryely | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by tempest on 06-17-2011

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.16/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on-tap at The Gutter in Williamsburg. Somewhat misleadingly named the "Summer Rye Ale" on the board.

Pours a clear, lagery yellow colour, with a filmy and insubstantial head of white. Fine bubbling rushing up the sides of the glass, and some patchy lace forms as it goes down. Light body. Colour is bright at least, otherwise a bit unappealing.

Nose is yeasty and dirty. Big whiffs of earthy dust and an awful aroma that almost reminds me of Pride of Ringwood, that most hated of Australian hops. Very pongy.

Taste is extremely light and mild, until and earthy bready yeast character and lashings of metallic bile give an encore on the back-palate which genuinely conjures up Aussie macro lagers. Minimal rye character, with an aftertaste of rye crisps. On top of this, the feel is very light and lacking.

Urgh. It's cleaner than a lot of the worst Australian beers, and it's not actually vomitous to drink, but still, it's very light and bland, with some genuinely unpleasant characters. I might be being harsh just because it reminds me so much of the worst beers I know, but that's probably reason enough to mark it down.

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Photo of JxExM
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Drknight
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of sachie23
2.84/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
2.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dogfishandi
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into an SA pint. Best before NOV 2013 notched.

Ours a deep golden color with some slight haziness. Thin white head fades to a skim layer, decent lacing.

Earthy, mine rally, lager like yeast?, sweet grain, no rye.

Quite a bit of sweet cereal grain, not really getting any rye, maybe a hint only because I know some is in there. Comes off a bit lagery again, maybe more so in the aroma.

Light, crisp, refreshing.

Drinkability is all this has going for it. Despite its bland, light flavor, this still would have been a decent summer drinker had it had some rye qualities. Similar to an adjunct lager, only slightly better.

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Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Fabiand
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moscow2042
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryanm1
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Snagged up a mixed 12 pack of Davidson at a supermarket while traveling through Glens Falls, NY. Definitely a a lager which poured golden in color from the bottle. Floral sweet smell almost as if belgian yeast was being used. Session beer lager style, low abv. Overall midle of the road beer.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kendo
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best-by date on the bottle is notched at December 2012. Consumed on 7/13/12.

A: Poured into a Lindeman's stange. Body is clear golden with a 1+ finger foamy whitish head. Good splotchy lace.

S: Not a lot going on in the nose - some cereal grain and florally, perfumey notes.

T: Cereal grains - sweeter than expected, makes me think there's corn in there as an adjunct. I'm not really getting much rye here, if at all. Maybe a hint of spiciness in the aftertaste is about it. Otherwise I'm getting a mainly sweet impression, with some florally hops. Warmth felt in belly - could be the ABV or I could just be hungry.

M: Light in heft. Slightly slick feel.

O: Average sums it up. I like a lot of rye in my rye beers, and it ain't here. . ..

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Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mrchrisray
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edmiglia
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface which gradually dissipated.
S: There are light aromas of bready malts in the nose.
T: The initial taste has a light amount of sweetness and is followed by hints of spices from the rye. The rye is slightly more noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: It seems that this beer could use a little more hops; however it’s refreshing enough for being a summer rye beer because the spicy flavors aren’t that strong.

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Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell and taste featured doughy malts, a grassy hop and a touch of diacytl.

The mouthfeel was soft with a lingering spice.

Overall a decent ale.

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Photo of HopGrazer
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Ryely from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
3.32 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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